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Processing large amounts of data is a must for people working in such fields of scientific applications as Meteorology, Oceanography, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Experimental Physics or Numerical simulation to name only a few. Existing relational or object-oriented databases usually are good solutions for applications in which multiple distributed clients need(More)
A well-documented trend shows that CPU speeds are increasing at a faster rate than memory speeds. Indeed, CPU performance has now outstripped memory performance to the point that current CPUs are starved for data, as memory I/O becomes the performance bottleneck. This hasn't always been the case. Once upon a time, processor and memory speeds evolved in(More)
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